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Why Lab Created Jewelry?
For decades jewelry has been a luxury in our lives, defining power and status in some cases and loyalty and love in others. It has become a passion for some and an obsession for many but one thing is for certain, I have never met a person who has never owned a piece of jewelry.
Rappers and athletes wear citizen-paying salaries around their necks and on their wrists while mothers and wives wear life-long bonds on their ring fingers. I mean the potential is there. It's no wonder why in 2018 the jewelry and watch sales totaled at around 82.5 billion dollars in the United States.
So good, we all know what jewelry is. That's great. But what about this new thing creeping its way into the industry? Yeah, that thing... lab created jewelry. The reason you're probably here.
Well friend, I've got good news for you. Lab created jewelry is nothing but great for the industry. Although some businesses are still lagging on the social evolution going on around the world and seem numb to our environmental status at the moment, a lot of businesses are introducing the "healthier" alternative, if you will, and even creating their own businesses around lab created jewelry...this is where I don't advertise GloLabs.
Note: Lab created jewelry, lab grown jewelry, lab made jewelry--all the same.
So what exactly is lab created jewelry? Well, that's simple enough. Lab created jewelry uses a controlled lab environment to create minerals such as the most popular of course, diamonds, but also other minerals like rubies, sapphires, emeralds, etc. They are graded the exact same way natural minerals are: color, clarity, cut and carat weight.
The minerals created in these labs carry the EXACT SAME chemical make up as their natural counterparts. Making them nearly indistinguishable. Ironically enough, the differences that can be observed prove that lab created jewelry minerals carry greater purity and show improved quality over the natural minerals.
Food for thought: Imagine your natural diamond being so good that someone compares it to lab grown.
Now we understand that lab created jewelry, in the simplest of forms, is better. There is another thing worth mentioning--it's also an environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternative.
Meaning that it saves the planet one high quality diamond at a time. Mining for diamonds and other minerals result in over 6000 acres of disturbed land a year along with a crap ton of waste. Lab created diamonds and other minerals result in 0 acres of disturbed land and 0.17 pounds of waste. A significant difference.
The defendant will argue and claim that the diamond mining industry is a great safe place for workers and provides great compensation. They will also argue that their natural diamonds are conflict free, which means they aren't blood diamonds, which only means there isn't any behind the scenes business going on to assure that they obtain them. Conflict diamonds fall into the company of 98% of all other natural diamonds at the moment.
I will say, however, because I'm sympathetic towards the mining industry that mining for diamonds is a great work opportunity for some. However, times are changing and our planet has to become a priority.
I grew up in Charleston, West Virginia where the main economic source of income was coal mining. I can remember everyone and their cousin was a coal miner at one point. But, just like in the coal industry, science has found a new eco-friendly alternative and some things, although great leaps are being made, still need to change for the better of our planet.
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